In a comment someone mentioned that he’d heard that Libre Office looked outdated, a rather curious assertion, since it’s built on the sale source as the last version of Open Office. However these rumors do get started, and the only way to squash them is to show the evidence.
Can you tell the difference?
They also tossed out a question about the stability. Um, pardon folks, but again, we are talking the same code base. One is as stable as the other right now.
Given time, the code bases may diverge, but at present, they are so close that there isn’t any substanial difference.
What should be interesting is watching the speed of innovation pick up, as Free Software Darwinism drives both to new heights. I personally don’t think that the Proprietary companies will be able to keep up.
Friday January 14, 2011